Rafael Mendes

Rafael MendesBorn in 1989
Home: Brasil
Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Team: Atos (Ramon Lemos)
Division: under 65.9 Kg

Bio: One of the best Jiu-Jitsu fighters in Brasil of the new generation, Rafael Mendes has gotten the black belt just a year ago, and won almost all tournaments he disputed. After the second place in 2007, Mendes won the Brazilian selective for the 2009 ADCC, and will fight at the 66kg division in the best submission tournament in the world.

“You learn more from defeat than from victory, because wins makes you celebrate and think the mistakes you made were not enough to harm you. Now in defeat you analyze every second and it makes you reflect more”

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